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La Cicala e La Formica

Via Leonina | 17, 00184 Rome, Italy
+39 06 481 7490
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good42%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
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“meatloaf” (3 reviews)
“pasta” (37 reviews)
“lamb” (6 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
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Via Leonina | 17, 00184 Rome, Italy
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1 - 10 of 176 reviews

Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

We discovered the restaurant as we were very hungry and it was just 2’ walking distance from our hotel, so we decided to give it a chance. They were also offering a 20% discount with a reservation made via The Fork, so we said “why...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank OnAir806824
Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

Menu sounded interesting. Friendly old gentleman said sit we’re I want. Then a waitress (possibly the daughter) in mid 30’s barked no here. Menu I had to catch it. Tried to get her attention on 3 rd attempt acknowledged me and indicated would take my...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank G2700STandyk
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

A quiet out of the way place in a lane way near the Metro. We had a couple of hours to while away and they were certainly happy for us to stay as long as we liked. There was a standard lunch menu which we...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Kim M
Reviewed 18 October 2018

This is a small, unassuming place steps from Cavour subway station. There are plenty of restaurants and bars in the Monti area so it's understandable that you could miss this place. For a reasonable price meal and good service, you shouldn't walk by. They give...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Peter M
Reviewed 28 September 2018

I've eaten here many times since first discovering this restaurant in 2006. I make sure I eat here every time I visit Rome! Trust me, you will not be disappointed. The only compliant I have? The quality of the house wine could be a little...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Penny p
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Tuna salad was fresh and tasty. beer and aperol spritz delicious. Nice staff, in the shade perfecto!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Jenny H
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Had a very enjoyable stay here on our visit to Rome. The room was very modern and had great air conditioning which was needed in the scorching heat. Lots of restaurants nearby and about a 30 minute walk into the city centre (up a steep...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Shanborichie
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

Delicious food served by welcoming people. They made us feel very at home. Affordable prices and everyone was very friendly and helpful.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank grgbar
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

Lovely small, cool, restaurant, near the main sights but away from the main bustle and tourist trap restaurants. We spent a lovely couple of hours ther having a leisurely lunch and recharging for a few more hours sightseeing. Lovely authentic pasta dishes. Friendly attentive staff...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 7ncj
Reviewed 17 July 2018

We had a light evening meal, just a couple of pasta dishes. The clams and mussels in linguine was excellent as was the spaghetti carbonara. The only the red house wine kept the review from being 5 stars. They need up grade the quality of...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Glassman3300
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 17 - US$ 34
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Leonina | 17, 00184 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Monti
  • Neighbourhood: Monti
  • Phone Number: +39 06 481 7490
Description
Andrea is the owner of a small restaurant, a restaurant in the historic center of Rome, Rione Monti, the oldest neighborhood where there are monuments of Roman, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, a succession of styles that covers 2500 years of history. Frequented by both tourists and Romans from seeking certain atmosphere and authenticity, Monti is experiencing a new period of cultural ferment and trade that led to the opening of new workshops, small eateries and street food, studies and workshops artists in search of visibility. Andrea pampers guests with its traditional Mediterranean cuisine with some delights of the Tuscan tradition and ligure.Il its environment is informal and friendly. The kitchen is typical and regional level, with pasta, bread and homemade cakes with the flavor of the dishes from our childhood. Lunigiana has a place of honor in this kitchen where you can sample some typical products of lunigianense: testaroli pesto, lard IGP, porcini mushrooms, pie erbi, panigacci.La feeling is to go into a dining room family, his customers feel at home. The walls of his restaurant welcome paintings by emerging artists and exhibitions rotate periodically always creating new atmospheres. The dining room staff is young, friendly and professional, able to accompany the customer in the right choice of the dish and the wine. The Cicada and the Ant enjoys a strategic position in the district, is open for lunch and dinner and has an outdoor area where you can have a meal or a drink and one inside with 40 seats arranged in two rows with a central corridor leading to the kitchen.
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